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Managing uncertainty propagation in innovation ecosystems

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Author(s):
de Vasconcelos Gomes, Leonardo Augusto [1] ; Figueiredo Facin, Ana Lucia [2] ; Salerno, Mario Sergio [3]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Econ Business Adm & Accounting, Luciano Gualberto 908, BR-05508010 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ Unesp, Prod Engn Dept, Campus Itapeva, Rua Geraldo Alckmin 519, BR-18409010 Itapeva, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Polytech Sch, Prod Engn Dept, Almeida Prado, Travessa 2, 128, 2 Andar, BR-05508070 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE; v. 171, OCT 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The propagation of uncertainty occurs when information, perceived as revealing uncertainty, spreads through the innovation ecosystem. This paper explores how entrepreneurs cope with uncertainty propagation. Drawing on four in-depth inductive case studies of innovation ecosystems, we characterise the phenomenon of uncertainty propagation and the mechanisms by which entrepreneurs might manage the same. The mechanisms are: i) identification of a protected niche; ii) use of cognitive alignment; iii) adoption of sequential learning; and iv) use of a communication platform. These mechanisms serve as the basis of a holistic framework that can be used to mitigate the effects and occurrence of uncertainty propagation. Overall, this paper contributes to the reinvigoration of the study of uncertainty and the management of uncertainty in new firms and in the innovation ecosystems. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/26662-5 - Uncertainty management in innovation activities
Grantee:Mario Sergio Salerno
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants